- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Central California criminal defense attorney who chairs the state board that probes allegations of misconduct against judges is being investigated by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/2dyNSl0 ) Anthony Capozzi is under investigation but the office won’t say why.

No arrests have been made.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti declined to discuss any allegations, saying the investigation “is in its infancy stages.”

He says detectives hope talk with Capozzi soon. Botti also says the investigation could involve others beside Capozzi.

His attorney, Carl Faller, says Capozzi was in San Francisco Wednesday and Thursday for a two-day meeting of the state Commission on Judicial Performance, which he chairs.

Attempts to reach Capozzi at the meeting were unsuccessful.

Faller says it’s unfortunate that the sheriff’s office made a public announcement before contacting Capozzi.

He says Capozzi will cooperate with the investigation and provide any information detectives need.

Botti says he hopes to have more information about the allegations Thursday.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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